Vallorcine Skiing

In Vallorcine, you have access to fabulous skiing (via the bubble lifts) at Le Domaine Balme-Vallorcine/Le Tour and at the small family-run ski area of La Poya in the hamlet of Le Buet.

Beginner & Nursery Skiing at La Poya

La Poya is a family-run ski area in the small hamlet of Le Buet, near to Vallorcine.

It comprises:

  • 2 drag lifts;
  • 2 rope lifts;
  • two green, one blue, two red and a black piste;
  • a snack bar serving hot-dogs, crêpes, drinks and other snacks;
  • a lounging area;

La Poya
74660 Vallorcine

Tel: +33 6 82 11 53 21

Current Prices:

Intermediate & Advanced Skiing

Le Domaine Balme-Vallorcine/Le Tour is especially family-friendly, with wide, open pistes and forest runs, and a great number of blue runs.

A beautiful day skiing at Le Tour
A beautiful day skiing at Le Tour ©

While the Balme-Vallorcine side of the ski area offers ski pistes through the trees on the French-Swiss border, the Le Charamillon-Le Tour side (access via the village of Le Tour) offers wide, open pistes and great views of the Chamonix Valley (see the post Argentière/ Le Tour Skiing for more details about this ski area).

Eating options:

You have some excellent eating options for the end of your ski day, near the télécabines in Vallorcine: l’Arrêt Bougnette at the Gare SNCF Vallorcine, and a short walk away the Café Comptoir and the Restaurant la Ferme des 3 Ours.

For on-piste eating options, you’ll have to make your way over to the Charamillon side, or there are picnic tables at the top of the Vallorcine-La Balme bubbles.


Le Balme-Vallorcine télécabines
Chef Lieu
74660 Vallorcine


Charamillon télécabines
Le Tour
74400 Argentière

Tel: +33 4 50 53 22 75

Website: (see the website for opening times, lift pass prices and pistes maps)

Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) de Vallorcine

See here for more details about Vallorcine ESF.

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